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All architects want to live beyond their deaths.

PHILIP JOHNSON

2

Architecture is the art of how to waste space

PHILIP JOHNSON

3

The city must be subject to growth; decay and renewal.

KENZO TANGE

4

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves; to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.

KENZO TANGE

5

Form follows beauty.

OSCAR NIEMEYER

6

Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks; we must participate in the political struggle.

OSCAR NIEMEYER

7

Look; architecture has a lot of places to hide behind; a lot of excuses; The client made me do this. The city made me do this. Oh; the budget. I don't believe that anymore.

FRANK GEHRY

8

Architecture should speak of its time and place; but yearn for timelessness

FRANK GEHRY

9

Forms accommodates function.

ROBERT VENTURI

10

Less is bore.

ROBERT VENTURI

11

Unity disguised as chaos- complexity and contradiction are often what make works of art both exciting and profound

ROBERT VENTURI

12

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources; to move into the future.

TADAO ANDO

13

Without this spirit; Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism; I use architecture to reconcile the two.

TADAO ANDO

14

architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.

RENZO PIANO

15

Each new situation requires a new architecture.

JEAN NOUVEL

16

I think architecture has to be a gift.

JEAN NOUVEL

17

Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problem we split the possibilities to make good building art.

ALVAR AALTO

18

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfills a function is to be excluded from the domain of art

ADOLF LOOS

19

Ornament is a crime and all ornamentation must be rejected

ADOLF LOOS

20

Form does not necessarily follow function.

ANTONIO GAUDI

21

Truth is indispensible to Architecture & architectural lie concepts.

AUGUSTE PERRET

22

A building is the combination of different geometric figures.

BENJAMIN H. LATROBE

23

"We called architects of the future not its victims." "Starting with holes."

BUCKMINSTER FULLER

24

Drawing architecture is a schizoid act: it involves reducing the world into a piece of paper.

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA

25

Function influence but does not dictate form

EERO SAARINEN

26

Architecture - form equals social-form

ELIEL SAARINEN

27

Beauty grows from necessity not from repetition of formulas.

ELIEL SAARINEN

28

Architecture seizes upon space; encompasses space and is space itself.

ERICH MENDELSOHN

29

Architecture depends on the sensuous seizure by means of touch and sight.

ERICH MENDELSOHN

30

Make big plans; aim high in hope and hope and work; remembering that a noble; logical diagram once recorded will not die.

DANIEL BURNHAM